Gold Strike (Export Only)

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For export outside the UK and the EU only. Requires futher additions in order for it to function.
Please refer to the Tech Specs and Product Details tabs below for more information.

This solution can be used for gold plating very adhesive layers on to difficult-to plate metals such as chrome, surgical steel and dental alloys. Standard swabs can be used with this solution, however for longer life we recommend using the S-Type Swab which can be purchased HERE.
It is primarily used as an adhesive undercoat for other metals such as gold, silver, palladium and platinum.

Gold content: 2 grams per litre

Gold Strike (Export Only) 80ml £22.40 Stock: 9
Gold Strike (Export Only) 200ml £39.79 Stock: 8
Gold Strike (Export Only) 400ml £67.34 Stock: 8
Gold Strike (Export Only) 800ml £126.04 Stock: 5

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example usage 1

Our Gold Strike plates adherent layers of gold straight on to chrome without stripping and difficult to plate stainless steel alloys. Particularly useful for plating super adherent key layers for subsequent plating of thick layers of gold of 3 microns and above. Please use a Carbon Electrode, which can be purchased HERE

example usage 2

Our Gold Strike is very adhesive. To demonstrate this here is an example of the sellotape test – in section A of the picture, the tape is stuck to the surface of our freshly plated Gold Strike layer and then in section B of the picture, the sellotape is removed. The gold layer stays on the surface of the work with no traces of gold on the sellotape.

example usage 3

Other difficult to plate metals such as tungsten can also be plated with our Gold Strike.

Product Details

Please contact us before purchase for advice on additions that have to be made to this solution by the customer in order for this solution to function.

Tech Specs

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data – Brush Plating

Voltage 3.0 volts
Temperature 20 – 25 °C (see notes)
Gold Concentration 2 g/l
Electrode Carbon or platinum
Gold content in plate 99% – 99.5%
Plating Rate at (3 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C) 0.07 micron per minute (spot)
Plating Rate at (4 volts, Carbon Electrode, 20 °C) 0.09 micron per minute (spot)
Recommended plating thickness 0.1 micron
Coverage 10ml will cover 80 cm2 to 0.1 micron
Hardness 185 Hv
Density of deposit 19.3 g/cm3
Stress Not known
Special storage requirements Away from sunlight
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations None
Transport (UN number) 2796

 

Notes:

  • The specifications above relate to the final mix with sulphuric acid added not to the as-shipped version.
  • When plating in recesses, we recommend using the using the Plating Pen (8 – 10 volts, Fibre Nib).
  • Plating rate decreases considerably below 20 °C
  • We strongly advise against the use of stainless steel anodes for most of our plating processes
  • Plating rates are calculated over a sample area which is permanently covered by swab.

 

Operating Conditions and Deposit Data – Tank Plating

Plating Factor 0.01 to 0.04 A/cm2 (recommended: 0.03 A/cm2)
Plating rate at 0.01 A/cm2 0.02 micron per minute (at 30°C)
Plating rate at 0.02 A/cm2 0.07 micron per minute (at 30°C)
Plating rate at 0.03 A/cm2 0.10 micron per minute (at 30°C)
Plating rate at 0.04 A/cm2 0.11 micron per minute (at 30°C)
Recommended plating thickness 0.1 micron (about 1 minute process time)
Temperature 18 – 35 °C
pH ~ 1.0
Gold concentration 2 grams per litre
Agitation None
Electrode Mesh
Gold content in plate 99.9% (balance carbon, nitrogen)
Cathode efficiency 5% at Plating Factor = 0.03A/cm2
Hardness 190 – 210 Hv
Density of deposit 19.3 g/cm3
Stress Medium
Special storage requirements Away from sunlight
Shelf life 1 – 2 years
Health and Safety classification Harmful
Special considerations Contains potassium cyanide (0.15%)
Transport (UN number) 2796

 

Gold Strike Export – Instructions for Customers

 

To prepare 1 litre

1.         Add 800ml of Gold Strike Export to a 1 litre graduated beaker or measuring            cylinder.

2.         Add 110 millilitre of Battery Acid (35%). See notes below.

3.         Make up to 1 litre with distilled or deionised water.

4.         Add to plating beaker or store in original bottle.

Notes:

If 35% sulphuric acid is not available, please contact us with the percentage which

is available and we will advise on the addition accordingly.

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Read Manual

Please click HERE to see a guide on how to use Gold Strike to gold plate directly on to chrome.

Delivery Details

Postage Options;
      Certain small items, for example Swabs, Nibs and Plating Pens can be sent by normal post within the UK.
        • The courier option for UK deliveries is FedEx
        • Free UK mainland delivery available on orders over £100
        • International orders usually 3-5 working days.
For all price quotations for deliveries, please add your items to our shopping cart. You will be able to see the shipping costs in the 'Current shipping' box before checking out.
    For Special Orders outside the UK and the EU, please contact us.
Gold Strike (Export Only) 80ml £22.40 Stock: 9
Gold Strike (Export Only) 200ml £39.79 Stock: 8
Gold Strike (Export Only) 400ml £67.34 Stock: 8
Gold Strike (Export Only) 800ml £126.04 Stock: 5

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